Automated Parking Systems for Urban Planning

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When it comes to urban planning, few concepts can have such a broad positive impact on the process as Skyline Automated Parking Systems or APS. APS offer benefits for urban planning and design in areas including reducing traffic congestion, improving sustainability, preventing air pollution, eliminating crime, increasing land values, complying with zoning codes, aiding redevelopment, etc. They also figure in to related urban planning disciplines such as the environment, historic preservation, community, cultural, housing and transportation.

The Secret of APS Benefits

Space saving and flexibility are the two characteristics of Automated Parking Systems that make them such a valuable option for urban planners.

The primary purpose of APS is reducing the amount of space needed for car parking – saving land area and reducing building volume. Compared to conventional parking solutions such as multi-story car parks and garages, APS can provide parking for an equal number of cars while using up to 70% less land and 50% less building volume. Similarly, they can provide double the number of parking spaces as the typical solutions in the same area – or even more.

The typical multi-story car park is rectangular then scaled up horizontally and vertically. Alternatively, APS can easily be long, tall and thin to fit in alleys or as an attachment to a building wall. Their shape can be irregular either horizontally or vertically or even both ways to fit inside existing structures or confined areas. Slender cylindrical shapes make it quick and easy to set up APS underground.

Urban Planning with APS

The key to utilizing the advantages APS offer urban planning is to consider APS at the earliest possible design stage. APS are so unique that trying to evaluate them at the end of the design process as a direct replacement for conventional multi-story car parks diminishes many of their advantages. This way the extra area made available by the APS can be put to optimal use.

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One of the most significant benefits of an automated parking system over a conventional car park is an easier and more cost-effective construction process. Thanks to the use of automation to park cars, less space is required to accommodate the needs of people, resulting in a smaller building volume. In addition, pre-fabricated building materials can be put together in record time, greatly simplifying the construction process and saving money at the same time. Learn more about the different construction advantages offered by APS here.
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Despite their futuristic appearance, Automated Parking Systems (APS) are by no means a new concept. Indeed, the earliest reference to something akin to an automated parking system was the Garage Rue de Ponthieu constructed in 1905. The system consisted of a lift in the center of the structure to move cars up one or two floors where attendants on the floors would park the cars… Read more about today’s urgent need for APS.
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Article from the British Parking Association magazine: Reach for the Sky
“The British Parking Association (BPA) is the premier parking trade association in the United Kingdom and has been in existence for over 50 years. It represents all key companies in the UK parking industry and advises and guides parking Consultants, Operators and Developers on legislation, products, services and strategic parking issues. It also represents the UK parking industry in advising the British Government on legislation, standards and strategic transport planning in addition to providing support and advice to parking Investors and corporate bodies. Parking News is a monthly publication that is the main communication method of the BPA and has a wide circulation, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. It is distributed in both electronic and hard copy format and is well respected for its views and opinions on the UK industry in particular but also across Europe. In discussion with the BPA, it became clear that there was a low level of familiarity and understanding of automatic parking systems and in particular a lack of knowledge of the latest technologies. The idea grew that their readership, as key representative of the parking industry, should have an understanding of APS – it’s technology, features and the potential benefits it could offer their clients. So came the opportunity for Skyline Parking to be the first APS company ever to write a detailed editorial for the magazine as an expert in the field of APS. This represents a key milestone in building market awareness of APS in the UK (and Europe) and, most importantly, positioning Skyline Parking as the industry expert and leader in its field.”

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